FIONA GUY KIDD QC

CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST

Qualifications:

LLM (Virginia, USA) 1995
LLB (Honours, First Class) Otago 1991
Admitted to the bar, NZ, 1992
Admitted as a legal practitioner, NSW, 2003
Appointed Queen's Counsel 2018

CONTACT DETAILS:

Phone: +64 3 929 66 22
Mobile: 021 312 033
Email: fiona.guykidd@montrosechambers.co.nz

Legal Secretary Kirsten Weir / Trish Sherriff
Phone: +64 3 929 66 22
Email: admin@montrosechambers.co.nz

Postal:
Montrose Chambers
P.O. Box 1744,
Invercargill 9840

Location:
First Floor, 82 Don Street,
Invercargill

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EXPERTISE

Fiona Guy Kidd QC is a trusted senior criminal law specialist. With 26 years' experience, she has been counsel in over 100 jury trials and 100 appeals in the Court of Appeal.

Fiona has appeared before Commissions of Inquiry, Coroner's Court, Environment Court, the New Zealand Parole Board, Professional Disciplinary Tribunals and all Courts from the District Court to the Supreme Court.

Fiona has presented at New Zealand Law Society seminars on the Solicitor-General's prosecution guidelines and charging decisions, the law on "parties" to offences and the Evidence Act. In 2015 she was the Director of the New Zealand Law Society Litigation Skills Programme. She is Vice-President of the Criminal Bar Association of New Zealand and a member of the New Zealand Law Society's Criminal Law Committee.

Please view/download a copy of my CV outlining my full credentials here.

WORK TYPE

I take on serious criminal charges and matters which are important to you.

My work ranges from murder, manslaughter, sexual offending, Class A, B and C drug offending, arson, violence offences through to driving offences.

I have assisted companies and individuals charged with regulatory offences against the Resource Management Act, Conservation Act, Electricity Act and those being investigated for animal welfare offences.

I have defended Proceeds of Crime applications and acted for a third party seeking relief from orders.

I have an expertise in appeals against conviction, sentence and against decisions on matters of law. I appear on appeals from all around New Zealand.



CHAMBERS

Being a member of both Montrose Chambers in Invercargill and Bridgeside Chambers in Christchurch assists Fiona to represent clients facing charges in Canterbury, Otago and Southland.